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April is National Recycling Month!

In our last blog we talked about holding a yard sale to rid yourself of items you won’t need or want in your new home once you move. This lowers the cost of your move which will be based in part on the weight of your load. We also mentioned donating your potentially heavy dry food goods to a local food pantry. But what do you do with all the things that are not worth resale that you just need to get rid of before your Orange County move?

Did you know that nearly everything in your home, garage and garden can be recycled? You would be surprised. Instead of ordering and possibly paying for a bulk trash pick up adding to our already over-crowed land fills, why not recycle as much as you can before your move? Again, this helps in lowering the weight of your move by not bringing along more than you will use or need. As a green mover (Read Here for Arpin Green move Initiatives), here at Daly Movers, we love to get our Orange County move customers thinking about recycling.

When looking at spaces in your home to pack up and prepare for your Orange County move, especially places such as garden sheds, garages and basements, we often find many items that are not in good enough condition to sell or donate. Think twice before you throw it curbside for trash pick-up. An excellent resource for finding just the right recycling center for your specific items is Earth911.com.

At Earth911 your can find local recycle solutions for recycling:

  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Construction materials
  • Electronics
  • Garden supplies and equipment
  • Glass
  • Hazardous materials
  • Household items
  • Metal
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plastic

You simply fill in your town name and state and the items/items you are looking to get rid of and the site connects you to an organization that will take it. Some things like scrap metal may even earn you a little cash and leave you with very little trash.

Another great source on the web for those who will be downsizing when they move is Downsizing the Home, Lessons Learned. This source is filled with great articles and resources for downsizing and recycling.

Enjoy National Recycling month as you pack up to move and remember at Daly Movers we are here to provide exceptional Orange County move service and ready to deliver a stress-free move.

Future Orange County Move? Time to Sort and Purge!

Happy September! The summer is winding down. It is the squirrely time of year where we tend to feel like getting ready or getting back to normal or getting organized. For Daly Movers, the summer was and continues to be our busiest move season. But we are always looking ahead and preparing for the next one.

Many people in Orange County are just beginning the thought process about a future Orange County move and this time of year is perfect for planning and preparing. Future Orange County movers can take advantage of the change in the air and the fall clear out/clean out feeling and start sorting through the contents of their home.

We here at Daly Movers like to get our Orange County movers thinking ahead to make a future move as smooth as possible. It is a great time of year to prepare and purge! You might not be moving for a while, but it is never too early to think about what stays and what goes if you know a move is on the horizon. Sorting and purging contents of your home can seem like an overwhelming task if you leave it down to the weeks or even a month or two before a move. It could almost be a second job if you have collected a ton over the years.

Start now and start small. Begin with just one cabinet. If you know you are keeping some of the items you sort through but won’t be using them before you move, you can even begin boxing them up and labeling the contents.  One rule of thumb is: if you use it regularly, will use it in the next year, or enjoy it in anyway, then it should probably go with you. Best of all, purging the weight of the contents of your home can help lower the cost of your future move. Remember, your move costs will be calculated based on weight so why not get your home skinny well before actual move day. Be sure to recycle and donate what you will not be keeping. Check out Earth911 or Donationtown for countless resources for donating and recycling your unwanted items.

Like the squirrels, Daly Movers like to get ready for what may come. If you are one of the many future Orange County movers thinking of moving in the next year or so, prepare ahead and begin your move purge little by little over time. You will be so glad you do it come moving time and so will your wallet. Check back through this upcoming season for purging tips and resources.

Autumn Garage and Shed Cleanouts

Happy Autumn from Daly Movers! We know that many Orange County moving companies are beginning to slow down after the moving industry’s busiest time of the year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Orange County movers for the opportunity to serve them and move them into their new homes.

Daly Movers never thinks about slowing down. Moving is an all yearlong industry. We know that many future Orange County movers are just beginning the entire process and thinking about their needs before their big move. Earlier this month, we provided tips for sorting and purging the contents of your home as you anticipate a move down the line. We hope that our future Orange County movers enjoyed our tips and resources for doing that.

Fall makes us think about areas like the garage and shed when the daytime temperatures are perfect for the jobs. In fact, National Clean Out Your Garage Day is observed as the Saturday after Labor Day. No worries if you missed that or even purposely avoided it. For many, the garage and shed are places they would prefer not to have to deal with. But deal with it you must so let us motivate you to get started! Not only will you want to sort and purge those contents to lessen the weight of your move load and save you money, but if you are getting ready to sell your home soon, you will want these areas to be neat and accessible for showings.

It will be a lot easier to organize these areas and make them accessible after removing what you will not need or want to take with you when you move. We found this article on realtor.com Don’t Neglect the Garage to be particularly helpful to get you started. This article has great ideas for getting your garage in shipshape and ready for a showing.

Don’t forget to keep a sense of humor. Play some motivating music while you move through the task. Get the family involved and helping. Most people can get the job done in one day or a weekend. Just think how good you will feel when the job is behind you. Daly Movers are here as your Orange County Movers with all the right resources to take the stress out of your move. Good Luck!

Donate Food Before You Move

Daly Movers would like to remind our Orange County Movers that as they are preparing for their upcoming move, food storage items can weigh a lot and increase the cost of your move. Why not lighten your move load and donate your excess food items to your local food bank?

This time of year it is easy for Orange County movers to find places to donate food. There are donation drop-offs in many area stores, churches, school etc. Also you can check out Feeding America to find a local food bank that may accept your food donation or direct you on where you can drop it off.

So why not pack up your food and drop it where it is most needed instead of loading it onto the move truck? Lighten your move load to save moving costs and help feed those in need. It’s a perfect match. We here at Daly Movers wish all of our Orange County movers a warm and bountiful Thanksgiving.

International Relocation Support for Orange County Movers

What? You are moving where? Your friends and family may be surprised by your announcement to move to an international destination. You on the other hand, may be overwhelmed. What an exciting time! A new chapter and adventure begin. Daly Movers understands first-hand the challenges and considerations surrounding an international move. We have been helping Orange County movers relocate internationally for years and years.

As a Prime Arpin Van Lines Agent, Daly Movers utilizes the worldwide assistance of the Arpin International Group providing us with the global resources, expertise, and knowledge to pick up and transport your goods to a new country, clear customs, and deliver your possessions to your final international destination. Check out the Arpin International Group Resource page for useful information and international moving tips. Rest assured, we can handle every aspect of your international relocation.

What about settling in once you get there? You might be unfamiliar with the culture, community, language etc. There are numerous resources on line to help you connect with others in an expat community. Here are just a few that we found useful:

Organizations such as these can help you connect with your international community. You will feel more at home when supported by others who understand what it means to live as an expat in your new foreign country.

Good luck Orange County movers! Your new adventure awaits. Daly Movers is standing by to assist you every step of the way to your foreign destination.